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Published on August 20th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Peter Capaldi Stars in DWM 464!

This month, Doctor Who Magazine goes behind the scenes of Doctor Who Live, the special show which finally revealed the identity of the Twelfth Doctor. The mag features interviews with the people who made it happen, including show runner STEVEN MOFFAT, presenter ZOË BALL and producer RUSSELL MINTON… and there’s also has an exclusive letter from PETER CAPALDI himself!

Peter Capaldi, the cover star of Doctor Who Magazine 464

Steven Moffat tells DWM, “He’s always looked like Doctor Who, how has this taken us so long?! Because the moment you say his name, you go ‘Of course!’ Because he’s got the hair, and he’s got the look, he’s brilliant, he’s known to be a fan, of course it’s bloody him!”


STEVEN MOFFAT writes exclusively for DWM about how Peter Capaldi came to be chosen as the Twelfth Doctor.

The author of the recent episodes The Rings of Akhaten and Hide, and the creator of the acclaimed drama series Luther, NEIL CROSS talks exclusively to DWM about how he came to fulfil his dream of writing for Doctor Who.

In the second part of The Way Back, we continue to examine the rebirth of Doctor Who in the 21st and take a look at the other Ninth Doctor whose life was cut short after just one animated adventure, Scream of the Shalka – with contributions from RUSSELL T DAVIES, JULIE GARDNER, JANE TRANTER and many more…

The Seventh Doctor and Ace take a trip to 1960s London where the Doctor hidden a dangerous Time Lord artefact. Unfortunately, two opposing Dalek factions also want to get their suckers on it… REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS from 1988 takes its turn under the scrutinising lens of FACT OF FICTION, which reveals new and fascinating facts about the production.

The Doctor is killed by an impossible astronaut – and that’s just the start of his problems! DWM’s journey through Doctor Who’s long history arrives at 2011 and the thirty-second series, as COUNTDOWN TO 50 continues.

Chris, Emma, Michael and Will are keeping their eyes open as they watch the award winning DOCTOR WHO episode Blink from 2007. What will our fearless TIME TEAM make of Steven Moffat’s ‘Doctor-lite’ episode, and will they escape being sent back in time by the Weeping Angels?

The Doctor’s bug problems are bigger than ever as the over-sized insect Koragatta’s plans come to fruition and the Prime Mother and her swarm threaten the Earth, in the exciting final episode of the DWM comic strip A WING AND A PRAYER, written by SCOTT GRAY, with art by MIKE COLLINS.

The votes have been counted in the 2012 DWM readers merchandise poll and the winners are revealed, including your favourite fiction and non-fiction books, audios, and DVD releases. Plus, we also reveal the top features, covers and interviews from DWM itself.

Mother of twins and devoted fan JACQUELINE RAYNER shares those occasional embarrassing moments when Doctor Who has let her down in the company of friends and family, in this issue’s RELATIVE DIMENSIONS.

The Watcher takes his cue from the casting of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and selects the TARDIS Swear-Box as this issue’s A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects; presents a Capaldi-themed joke in What a Load of Rubeish; and celebrates another extra in Supporting Artist of the Month. Plus regeneration forms the basis of the brain tease in The Six Faces of Delusion and a Top Ten Fine Wines with a Doctor Who vintage are revealed. All in this issue’s WOTCHA!

PLUS! All the latest official news, TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more!

Meet the new Doctor in Doctor Who Magazine 464 on sale Thursday 22 August, priced £4.75


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About the Author


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

12 Responses to Peter Capaldi Stars in DWM 464!

  1. avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

    Why does the front cover not declare ‘Peter Capaldi IS The Doctor’? Isn’t that something of a tradition for the magazine when a new actor is revealed to be taking over the role?

    Great pic of him on the cover though!!!

    • avatar Colin McDonough. says:

      For the simple reason that he is not the Doctor…….yet. He will get the “traditional” DWM cover in a few months I would imagine.

  2. More importantly, why doesn’t DWM use an image from the photoshoot?

    • avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

      Maybe because in the pic they have used he is sporting epic Doctor hair!

    • avatar James Fulmer says:

      He kinda looks like Peter CUSHING here with that hair! I simply cannot wait to experience the NEW Doctor!

      -James Fulmer
      San Antonio, TX

  3. avatar Geoff says:

    It’s a very Doctory look he’s channelling there Christian, maybe the photoshoot ones were less so?

  4. avatar Geoff says:

    Can you image if Tom Baker had done a photoshoot in all his unemployed and working in a building site 1974 chic?

    • avatar Francis Cave says:

      Ah but he did!!

      Just google “Tom Baker building site” and you will find pics of him and his co-workers!!

      • avatar Geoff says:

        Brilliant! I will!

  5. avatar Neu 75 says:

    Quentin Crisp IS The Doctor!

  6. Sucks that those of us in the States won’t get to read this ish till after the Christmas special.

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